Education Desk: Documentary Tackles Childhood Trauma

Jan 24, 2016

"Paper Tigers" will be shown at 4 pm at Springfield Southeast High School.

When you hear the word ACES, you probably think of kids who make good grades. But in the documentary Paper Tigers, ACES is an acronym for Adverse Childhood Experiences, such as the loss of a parent, that can affect how kids cope with school.

Cinda Klickna is president of Illinois Education Association, which is sponsoring the screening. “Behavior and learning go hand-on-hand," she says. "And when you hear how ACEs affect their learning, it makes you as a teacher say oh, so, maybe that’s what’s going on.” The film will be shown at 4 p.m. this afternoon at Springfield Southeast High School. CLICK HERE to register for the free showing.